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JAPANESE POLICE

A car that accelerated toward a police officer in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Friday
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 19, 2024
Police officer shoots at car accelerating toward him in Shibuya Ward
The driver of the vehicle was hospitalized but is not in a life-threatening condition, and the officer was unharmed.
The National Police Agency is planning to introduce driver's licenses for automatic transmission trucks and buses, as such vehicles accounted for about 90% of large buses and 70% of large trucks sold last year.
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2024
Japan eyes automatic transmission licenses for trucks and buses
The move comes in response to the spread of AT vehicles and the issue of driver shortages.
Entrepreneurs Yusaku Maezawa (second from right) and Takafumi Horie (third from right) attend a study session on fake social media ads and investment scams at the Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo on April 10.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 17, 2024
Police warn against investment scams on social media
Scammers are posing as prominent businesspeople to increase credibility and to lure victims into "get rich quick” schemes.
Police officers issue a warning to a person riding a modified bicycle during a traffic crackdown conducted in Tokyo's Nakano Ward in December.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 17, 2024
Police report surge in moped and powered bicycle violations
When questioned, many riders claim to be unaware of the requirement for a license to operate such vehicles.
Police discovered two bodies Tuesday as they rushed to a riverbed in the town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 17, 2024
Two charred bodies found near Tochigi riverbed
Police are questioning a man in his 20s on a voluntary basis in relation to the incident.
This pure gold tea bowl was stolen last week during a department store event and has been found at an antique shop in Tokyo.
JAPAN
Apr 16, 2024
Stolen pure gold tea bowl recovered at Tokyo antique shop
During the exhibition, the pure gold tea bowl was on display with no lock or alarm system.
Police officers carry out checks on people arriving to listen to a campaign speech in the city of Oita in April last year.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 15, 2024
Police agency's 'mettle' being tested one year after Kishida attack
The National Police Agency is working with politicians to tighten security at campaign rallies one year after the prime minister was attacked.
The Takashimaya department store in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 13, 2024
Man arrested for stealing ¥10 million gold tea bowl in Tokyo
Security camera footage showed a man putting the bowl in his backpack and fleeing toward Nihonbashi Station about 30 minutes later.
The Takashimaya department store in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district, where the golden tea bowl was stolen Thursday
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 12, 2024
¥10 million golden tea bowl stolen from Tokyo department store
The 24-carat gold matcha tea bowl was stolen from the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district.
According to the Tokyo police, 22-year-old student host Yuya Inaba lured an underage girl into spending money by seducing her and making false promises such as, “Let’s get married when you turn 18.”
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 11, 2024
Tokyo host club worker arrested after underage girl racks up ¥6 million in charges
The 15-year-old girl visited the club around 10 times between March and July 2023, and had racked up charges that totaled ¥6 million.
Counterfeit credit cards at the Osaka Prefectural Police Department in November
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 10, 2024
Illicit credit card use damage hits record high in Japan
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry aims to strengthen measures to prevent such damage.
Riot police approach a site where a murder suspect had barricaded himself in Nakano, Nagano Prefecture, on May 26.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 10, 2024
Former Asahi photographer indicted for entering home of murder suspect
The photographer reportedly told the newspaper's internal investigation that he had entered without knowing it was the defendant’s home.
A sign banning the use of a water tap in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward on Friday
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 7, 2024
Man arrested for allegedly rubbing his buttocks against water tap at Tokyo park
The man has admitted to the charge, saying he did it "to satisfy his sexual desire," according to the sources.
Some 45 sports-type bicycles were stolen between October and January around train stations in Tokyo's Toshima Ward, including ones that were locked, according to police.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 5, 2024
Bicycle thefts target sports bikes in Tokyo's Toshima Ward
Many of the stolen bicycles were locked, which may have been destroyed using tools.
A fake website claiming to be that of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (left) and the actual site
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 5, 2024
Tokyo police issue warning on phishing scam involving false claims of arrest warrants
Tokyo police issue warning against scam involving fake websites aimed at getting victims to disclose their personal information and bank account details.
Tokyo police arrested four men for allegedly introducing Japanese women to brothels in New York and Washington.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 5, 2024
4 men arrested in Japan over brokering prostitution abroad
The men sent between 200 and 300 Japanese women to brothels in the United States, Canada and Australia, making roughly ¥200 million over three years.
Police officers conduct a special inspection of Shinjuku Ward's Kabukicho in Tokyo in December.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 4, 2024
Japan's police crack down on host clubs
More than 200 administrative penalties have been issued against such establishments nationwide for various violations, National Police Agency says.
The National Police Agency has found that about 80% of crime victims in Japan have not received damages from perpetrators or state benefits.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 4, 2024
80% of crime victims in Japan are not receiving damages or benefits
Only 1.3% of victims received assistance from lawyers in negotiating with perpetrators.
Last December, Nintendo postponed the Splatoon Koshien finals and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe World Championship, as well as cancel Nintendo Live Tokyo, citing threats leveled at both attendees and personnel.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 4, 2024
Ibaraki man arrested over death threats sent to Nintendo
The man allegedly sent 39 messages through an inquiry form on Nintendo's official website, threatening to kill people at the gamemaker's events.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 3, 2024
Tokyo police confirm death of North Korea abduction suspect
Kim Kil Uk, was on the international wanted list for the June 1980 abduction of Tadaaki Hara.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on